Halt Winter Heating Hazards San Antonio
The winter season is here and with it comes shorter days and lower temperatures. No matter where you live, winter brings a change in the weather. In an effort to keep our homes and workplaces cozy, many people use alternative heat sources like fireplaces, portable space heaters, and wood burning stoves. Did you know, heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths? According to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment fires cause an estimated $1 billion in direct property damage annually. Keep the following safety tips in mind to help reduce your risk of a heating-related fire.
- Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from heating equipment
- Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room.
- Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned & inspected annually
- Test smoke alarms monthly
If your property does suffer fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Braun Station to help make it "Like it never even happened."